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Reefer Madness

By Schlosser, Eric




In Reefer Madness, the best-selling author of Fast Food Nation investigates America's black market and its far-reaching influence on our society through three of its mainstays -- pot, porn, and illegal immigrants. The underground economy is vast; it comprises perhaps 10 percent -- perhaps more -- of America's overall economy, and it's on the rise. Eric Schlosser charts this growth, and finds its roots in the nexus of ingenuity, greed, idealism, and hypocrisy that is American culture. He reveals the fascinating workings of the shadow economy by focusing on marijuana, one of the nation's largest cash crops; pornography, whose greatest beneficiaries include Fortune 100 companies; and illegal migrant workers, whose lot often resembles that of medieval serfs.
All three industries show how the black market has burgeoned over the past three decades, as America's reckless faith in the free market has combined with a deep-seated puritanism to create situations both preposterous and tragic. Through pot, porn, and migrants, Schlosser traces compelling parallels between underground and overground: how tycoons and gangsters rise and fall, how new technology shapes a market, how government intervention can reinvigorate black markets as well as mainstream ones, how big business learns -- and profits -- from the underground.
With intrepid reportage, rich history, and incisive argument, Schlosser illuminates the shadow economy and the culture that casts that shadow.


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Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs and Cheap Labor in the Black Market

Eric Schlosser

Simon & Schuster Audio. Audio CD. Good. We ship International with Tracking Number! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! j

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Schlosser, Eric

Mariner Books. Paperback. Good. We ship International with Tracking Number! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! j

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$105.39

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Reefer madness: ...and other tales from the American Underground

SCHLOSSER, Eric

Allen Lane. Paperback. Good. We ship International with Tracking Number! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! j

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Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market

Schlosser, Eric

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Hardcover. Good. We ship International with Tracking Number! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! j

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Reefer Madness

Schlosser, Eric

Houghton Mifflin Co, 2003. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth & Boards. Fine/Fine in Archival Plastic Cover. A handsome First Edition, First Printing signed for Parrish Books by the author on the title page. By the author of "Fast Food Nation." In bright pink and gray cloth & boards, the book is clean and bright. The colorful dustjacket in red and yellow is complete and the original price ($23.00) is intact. Protected by an archival plastic dustjacket. Signed at a local booksigning,

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Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market

Schlosser, Eric

Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2003. Reprint. Second printing [stated]. Hardcover. Very good in very good dust jacket. Signed by author. Inscribed on half-title. DJ has slight wear and soiling, with some wear at the bottom of the back of the DJ.. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. [10], 310 p. Illustrations. Notes. Bibliography. Index. From Wikipedia: "Eric Matthew Schlosser (born August 17, 1959) is an American journalist and author known for investigative journalism, such as in his books Reefer Madness and Command and Control. Schlosser studied American History at Princeton University and earned a graduate degree in British Imperial History from Oxford. Schlosser started his career as a journalist with The Atlantic Monthly in Boston, Massachusetts. He quickly gained recognition for his investigative pieces, earning two awards within two years of joining the staff; he won the National Magazine Award for reporting for his two-part series "Reefer Madness" and "Marijuana and the Law" and he won the Sidney Hillman Foundation award for his article, "In the Strawberry Fields". He has also written the 2003 book Reefer Madness, a three part book that discusses the history and current trade of marijuana, the use of migrant workers in California strawberry fields, and the American pornography industry and its history."

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Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market

Schlosser, Eric

Riverside, New Jersey, U.S.A.: Simon & Schuster Audioworks, 2003. Audio Book on 8 CDs in sleeves in a nice box, Box is slightly scuffed with very light bumping, all 8 CDs are in very nice condition, all play very well.. CD. Very Good.

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Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market

Schlosser, Eric

Wilmington, Massachusetts, U.S.A.: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2003. First Edition/First Printing. Brodart protected. Ships in a box.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

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Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market

Schlosser, Eric

Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2003. First printing. Flatsigned on title page. Author contends that our 'underground economy' (sex, drugss, illegal immigration) is influencing mainstream culture and affecting mainstream business and enterprise in the US. Book unread, near fine. DJ likewise near fine with 'Signed' sticker to front. 310 pp.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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Reefer Madness

Eric Schlosser

RB Large Print, January 2003. Hardcover Hardcover. Used/Good. Large print. Former library book.

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Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market

Eric Schlosser

Mariner Books, 2004-04-01. 1ST. Paperback. Used:Good. Brand Used:Good. Always Buy with confidence. Ships Fast. Expedite Shipping Available.

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Schlosser, Eric

Penguin Books Ltd. PAPERBACK. 0141010762 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Thank you for supporting our small, family-owned business! . New.

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Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market

Schlosser, Eric

Houghton Mifflin Company, 2003 Illus. by Nov1105-01. Illustrated.. Hard cover. New. New in New jacket New in New jacket New in New jacket New in New jacket New in New jacket New in New jacket New in New jacket New in new dust jacket. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 320 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. Black market; Business & Economics; California; Economics; General; Migrant agricultural laborers; Non-Fiction; Popular Culture; Sex-oriented businesses; Social Science; United States..

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Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market

Eric Schlosser

Simon & Schuster Audio, 2003-05-01. Audio Cassette. New. .Brand-new, unused, unopened in perfect condition.

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REEFER MADNESS: SEX, DRUGS, AND CHEAP LABOR IN THE AMERICAN BLACK MARKET

SCHLOSSER, ERIC

NEW YORK: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY. VG/VG. Pages: 310. . 2003. 1ST. HARDCOVER..

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Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market

Schlosser, Eric

Mariner Books. PAPERBACK. 0618446702 Special order direct from the distributor . New.

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Reefer Madness: ...and Other Tales from the American Underground

Schlosser, Eric

Penguin Books Ltd, 2004-02-26. Paperback. Used:Good. Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.

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Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market

Schlosser, Eric

U.S.A.: Mariner Books, 2004. Very good paperback.. Paper Back. Very Good.

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Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market

Schlosser, Eric

Houghton Mifflin, 2003. Hardcover. Good. Hardcover. Sound, clean & nice copy, light edgewear. Jacket is bright & clean, light to moderate rubbing/edgewear. Price clipped.

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Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market

Schlosser, Eric

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, May 8, 2003. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 310 pages. A very clean, tight copy. Record # 452825

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